Judith L. Poller is a partner and Co-Chair of the Family Law Group at Pryor Cashman LLP. She was recently named among the Top 100 Lawyers in New York City and the Top 50 Female Lawyers in New York City by Super Lawyers Magazine - Metro Edition.
Ms. Poller's practice is focused on providing counsel in a broad range of matrimonial and family law matters including divorce, child custody and access, spousal and child support, paternity, and prenuptial, postnuptial and separation agreements, including same sex partner cohabitation agreements. She has extensive trial and appellate experience in addition to settlement resolutions, mediation and collaborative law.
Prior to joining Pryor Cashman in 2009, Ms. Poller was a partner at Dreier LLP, having founded that firm's matrimonial practice. Before that, she was a partner at Bryan Cave LLP in New York. She previously served as a law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Ms. Poller has been quoted as a family law expert by numerous media outlets including U.S. News & World Report, W magazine, The Boston Globe, The New York Observer, Crain's, Smart Money magazine and XM Satellite Radio. She has also written for the American Journal of Family Law, the New York Law Journal and Estate Planning magazine. In 2010, Ms. Poller was named to the Editorial Board of The Matrimonial Strategist.
She has been a lecturer for Continuing Legal Education for the New York State Bar Association-Family Law Section and has chaired several seminars for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Ms. Poller has also spoken at the American Bar Association Family Law annual meetings, before the Family Law Section at the National CLE Conference and at the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts.
Ms. Poller is a fellow in the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, where she has been elected to the Board of Managers and serves on the inter-disciplinary committee, and a member of the Family Law Section of the Bar Association of the City of New York, where she serves on the Matrimonial Law Committee. She is active in the New York State Bar Association Family Law Committee, a member of the Committee for Public Service and Education, and was named to the New York Super Lawyers list in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Ms. Poller received a J.D. from Northeastern University in 1983 and a B.A. from Clark University in 1980. She is a member of the Bar of the States of New York and Massachusetts and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.